Video: How to Pick the Best Ozone-Fighting Materials
While extreme environments have the capability to pose serious threats for seals and O-Rings, one of the first design considerations for engineers should be the effects of ozone. How much exposure will rubber have to this powerful atmospheric oxidizing agent, and what stresses will the application face as a result?
Seals used in oil and fuel-related applications must have superior ozone resistance to prevent deterioration. The use of the wrong compound can be disasterous. Similarly, in order to ensure the success of outdoor applications, it’s crucial to know how to select the proper material for use.
In our latest technical video, we cover some need-to-know facts for fighting ozone — like recognizing common ozone effects, signs of ozone deterioration and how to choose the right materials for extreme-environment use.
O-rings (AS568 or ISO 3601)
Apple Rubber offers the seal industry's largest inventory of o-rings, which includes every standard AS568 and ISO 3601 size, and the following: Inside Diameter from 0.031 in (0.794 mm) to 26.0 in (66.04cm)Outside Diameter from 0.094 in (2.38 mm) to 26.5 in (67.31cm)Cross Section from 0.031 in (0.79...
Medical Seals and Parts: From simple seals to the most complex parts, Apple Rubber utilizes a host of sophisticated technologies and processes – including LSR capabilities and a Class 10000 ISO-07 Clean Room – to consistently manufacture the high quality components you demand directly in our USA ...
The leader in micro miniature sealing solutions. Apple Rubber has earned a reputation for solving tough sealing problems associated with smaller designs. Even our competitors have recommended us for challenging micro miniature applications that were beyond their capabilities. With engineering experti...
Silicone Housing Seals
Our silicone housing (face) seals outperform flat gaskets and other gasketing methods for a wide variety of applications. Custom designed to your exact specifications, they feature a round cross-section and are molded to hold superior tolerances to die-cut, flat gaskets. Unlike flat gaskets, the round cross s...
Our exclusive Filter Seal® parts are a custom designed combination of elastomer and fabric, metal or plastic that operates as both a seal and a filter in one device. Filter Seals® are designed to meet your unique specifications with a variety of elastomers and filter materials available. A Filt...